Health Tip: Performing a Breast Self-Exam11/06/13
(HealthDay News) -- Checking your breasts regularly can help you
detect any changes early.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation explains what to look for during a
- Any thickening, hard knots or lumps in the breasts or
- A darkening of the skin, or redness, swelling or warmth.
- Any changes in the size or shape of the breast, including
puckering or dimpling.
- Any rash or sores that are itchy or scaly.
- A depressed area of the nipple, or in any other part of the
- Sudden discharge from the nipple.
- Sudden pain that doesn't subside.
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